Didn’t interfere with any institution’s functions: CJP

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar said on Monday that the judiciary did not interfere with the functioning of any institution and delivered within its remits.

The top judge was addressing a ceremony in Islamabad, where he said that during his tenure he gave directions under the legal framework.

“There is a lot to be done for the justice system… Public don’t want corruption and bribery culture, they want supremacy of the law,” he said.

While addressing on the issue of reforms in police, CJP Nisar said that the police system was not reformed and the committee formed to bring reforms based on recommendations.

On January 7, Justice Saqib Nisar said that he laid foundation of judicial activism for the betterment of humanity in Pakistan.

Justice Nisar said he had 56-year-long affiliation with the Lahore High Court. “My father practiced law here and I would keep on playing in these corridors.”

Speaking about lawyers, he said they were integral part of the judicial system.

“I laid the foundation of judicial activism with sincerity. If I visited a hospital then it was to tell them that treatment facilities were not there; I did not operate on someone at the hospital.”

The chief justice said, “I committed several mistakes, intentionally or unintentionally. But there was no malafide intention in them.”

The CJP is set to retire from his post on January 17.